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--------------------------------------------------------------------- SPACE IN BRIEF --------------------------------------------------------------------- style: "Farmhouse" with 18ft cathedral ceiling size: 1200 SqFt inside, 1400 SqFt patio capacity: 20 people a/v: Projector/Screen, TVs, Central Stereo extra: Extensive outdoor entertainment options =================================== Casa Hermosa is the perfect location for an offsite. Nestled amongst the hills, it offers breathtaking views of the city and mountains, a generous flat grassy area and adjoining hardscape for events, and yet is just 3 minutes from highway 280 and 10 minutes from the center of Mountain View. The Main Space. The interior space is ideal for bringing groups together while still offering areas for breakouts. The main Great Room is approximately 1200 square feet, and encompasses a kitchen, dining area, seating/living area, and a powder room. It is washed with light from floor to ceiling windows facing the patio, grassy area, and mountains beyond as well as ceiling dormers and windows throughout the kitchen (to note - all pictures taken with lights turned off). The space has a cathedral ceiling, with 12" reclaimed old growth fir beams buttressing an 18 foot tall apex. Between the light, ceiling, and indoor/outdoor views, and the earthy furnishings, the space makes even indoor days feel expansive. Perfect for brainstorming, as is the included blackboard. Breakouts & Additional Indoor/Outdoor Areas. The main space is large enough to easily accommodate 3 breakouts. There is also an additional 1400 square feet of directly attached patio hardscape that bends around the Study, Dining and Kitchen areas which can easily accommodate an additional 4 breakout areas. Included Resources/Features. There is a mesh network (Google Home) that completely covers the space for WiFi, including the outdoor patio areas. The space comes with a blackboard. Additionally, there are two TVs - one indoors and one for the outdoor space (by request) - that each have Chromecast and HDMI hookups for computer presentations. Additionally, there is central stereo (Sonos) with 19 speakers (including 2 subwoofer) covering both the indoor and outdoor spaces, Chromecast audio hookups and aux-line-in capabilities. Additional Resources by Request. Additional Whiteboards, Flipcharts, and business materials by request. There is also a noise-canceling, omni-directional conference microphone that can be attached to VoIP / Video Calls. Additionally, a projection screen and video projector can be provided, as needed. Entertaining / Dining options - by request. Settings for 12. Stemware for wine as well as appropriate (and different) glassware for Champagne, Scotch, Cognac and Martini's. Glassware for water. Recreation. There is a ping pong table with paddles/balls located on the patio. The location abuts the Rancho San Antonio nature preserve, with 29 miles of hiking trails and beyond that the much larger connected Open Space Preserve. There is a major trail-head about 5 minute's walk from the location. Central Lighting. The space was engineered to sustain 40 foot-candles of illumination (which exceeds OSHA specifications for an office environment - see: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10630). This is above typical lighting design of between 10 to 20 foot-candles, and ideal for sustained productivity. Additionally, the lighting is layered, with roughly half of that light coming as ambient light from cove lighting that washes the ceiling, replicating the feeling of the outdoors and reducing eye strain. Lastly, the entire system is controlled digitally, with scenes available on the wall switches. These same switches can also control the color temperature, varying from "sunny day" at 4500 Kelvin (blended) to "warm sunset dining" at closer to 2000 Kelvin. When the sun is up, the room is so bright with sunlight that you can turn these lights off and barely notice the difference (see pictures - all taken without lights).
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Mitch M. booked a team retreat for 15 people
It is a beautiful home. It was perfect for our retreat and our host, Mathew, was wonderful, accommodating and responsive. I hope we have many occasions to return. Thank you!
Chris M. booked an off-site for 14 people
Matt's place is wonderful and has a great open indoor environment and an excellent yard. His space was perfect for our small team offsite where we were able to sit flexibly either at the main table or in the living room area around the fire. During breakout sessions, we wandered around the yard and headed over to Rancho San Antonio for a short hike. At the end of the day, we used the kitchen to prepare and feast on a large group dinner. Matt kindly set out plates and glasses in advance so there was little work required on our part.
Anvita J. booked a team meeting for 11 people
We had a team offsite at this place. The house and location was amazing. All my teammates enjoyed the whole vibe of the place. It was fun to breakout to play basket ball, soccer in the dedicated court and field. All the cables/av were perfect! Just plug and play! Matthew was very responsive to answer all my questions throughout. I would highly recommend the place to others!
Thanh D. booked an off-site for 25 people
This was a wonderful and beautiful space for a team retreat. The location was ideal and refreshing. Our team was very happy with the location. Matt was very responsive and the perfect host. Thank you!